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Unread 11-12-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
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MD Juan has folded!

I am looking for some body parts for a scrambler or two we are working on. My neighbour at work is from Manila and got his contacts to go looking for Jeep body parts manufacturers. They told him that MD Juan has shut up shop. However the son of MD is or is going to carry on in some form.
Should hear back tomorrow on things over there but they assure me so far that there are other body part builders which do a much better job than MD Juan ever did. Interesting stuff I think.
Just thought I'd share this if anyone's looking for the same bits.

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Unread 11-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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Interesting. Keep us posted please.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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I'd like to hear more on this too. I do know that I went to look at the MD Juan website a couple days ago and the main page would come up but nothing else was working.

Edit: I found that they have a Facebook page. It appears there's plenty of recent posting there so I'm not so sure that there's much truth to them going under. I put a post there to see if I get any replies.

2nd Edit: They replied on the Facebook page saying that it's not true.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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Hmm more investigation pending. They have recently replied to my email so I guess I have to go smack my philippino neighbour. I hope it's not true of course.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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We're alive! We're ALIVE!
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Unread 03-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #6
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I knew that was a rumor!
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Unread 03-09-2013, 12:22 PM   #7
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I was wondering, considering that busy thread about upgrades and such for the company... I figured it would have had to have been a drastic event for them to close so quickly..
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Unread 03-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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We're alive! We're ALIVE!
My apologies Rommel you clearly are very much alive and doing well which is great. Where this came from was my Neighbour who is philippino and when I asked him to get his people to go visit your factory and look at getting parts for us the report came back that you'd shut up shop.
I found it weird myself.
Should have kept my big pie hole shut.
Once again I am sorry for any upset this has caused
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Unread 03-09-2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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Way to go, Gary, thanks for the heart attack!
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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #10
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Well we did close our sales office in Pasay City in 2006 or so. We moved everything to our factory. So they might've meant that.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Maybe he meant "MD Juan has folded sheet metal"
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Unread 03-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by gazzo View Post
I am looking for some body parts for a scrambler or two we are working on. My neighbour at work is from Manila and got his contacts to go looking for Jeep body parts manufacturers. They told him that MD Juan has shut up shop. However the son of MD is or is going to carry on in some form.
Should hear back tomorrow on things over there but they assure me so far that there are other body part builders which do a much better job than MD Juan ever did. Interesting stuff I think.
Just thought I'd share this if anyone's looking for the same bits.
Twofer post to Gazzo and RommelJUAN:

Gazzo, Is there a way you could ask the forum gods to delete this post? The reason I'm putting this forth, is that once an unfounded internet rumor gets started, it propagates to ridiculous levels. The cat may already be out of the bag. You have clearly stated in other posts that you were given and presented wrong information regarding the liquidity of MD JUAN.

I do not endorse censorship. But with the freedom of expression, comes responsibility. You have stepped up to the plate (oops, US baseball reference) and retracted the information. But this post, over the last several days, keeps popping up. See below:

RommelJuan,

I believe that your outreach and concern as to the improvement of your product is great marketing strategy. Refreshing and much appreciated.

But.... By posting to this older thread, you wake up sleeping dogs.

I realize that this is controversial, and am hesitating to press the "submit button" . If I do, please take it as one persons constructive opinion.

Good Luck
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Unread 03-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Always2L8

Twofer post to Gazzo and RommelJUAN:

Gazzo, Is there a way you could ask the forum gods to delete this post? The reason I'm putting this forth, is that once an unfounded internet rumor gets started, it propagates to ridiculous levels. The cat may already be out of the bag. You have clearly stated in other posts that you were given and presented wrong information regarding the liquidity of MD JUAN.

I do not endorse censorship. But with the freedom of expression, comes responsibility. You have stepped up to the plate (oops, US baseball reference) and retracted the information. But this post, over the last several days, keeps popping up. See below:

RommelJuan,

I believe that your outreach and concern as to the improvement of your product is great marketing strategy. Refreshing and much appreciated.

But.... By posting to this older thread, you wake up sleeping dogs.

I realize that this is controversial, and am hesitating to press the "submit button" . If I do, please take it as one persons constructive opinion.

Good Luck
Thought that myself yesterday and Im onto it. Touché.
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